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Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, Karakol

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Learn about a great Russian geographer who first described Central Asia when you visit Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, a neo-classical single-story building detailing the life of the explorer who died of typhoid fever on the shores of Issyk-Kul. Opened in 1957, the museum features sketches of local peoples, engravings, and books with details of Przhevalsky's expeditions shown on a bas relief map of Central Asia. A huge globe, an armillary sphere, and a stuffed horse, presumably having belonged to the scientist, are among top exhibits. A live horse is kept in a museum yard under white birch trees. The balcony offers a scenic panorama of nearby ponds. Przhevalsky is buried in the museum's courtyard. Add Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum and other attractions to your Karakol trip itinerary using our Karakol trip generator.
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  • It is a Museum of the adventurer who became the origin of the name of the Caracol (Burge BA risks). I think a clue may have exhibited the history of Caracol is not interested. Clean Issyk-Kul Lake from the Museum, so if you have the time is ideal for walks
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  • The Museum is located in ten uilomktrov from the road. It was necessary to specifically svorachivaat' to arrive. Were at the end of the day, and, unfortunately, were not jeuskursovoda. Ourselves read decals and looked at photos and maps. The exposition was created with taste and it was great to
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  • A small museum in a nice park, which needs a bit of attention. The museum gave a good insight into the history and exploration of Central Asia by Przhevalsky on behalf of the Russian government in the...  more »